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Karen Yi


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Karen:

Newark’s water crisis prompting other towns to ask: What about us? What we know.

Towns like Bloomfield, Belleville and Nutley purchase their water from Newark. What should residents do? → Read More

Newark’s emergency water distribution will last at least another month, mayor says

Mayor Ras Baraka said on a radio show Sunday that it would take at least another month to figure out why certified filters are not helping the city's lead issues. → Read More

Booker left Newark years before water lead levels spiked, but what happened under his watch?

Sen. Cory Booker led Newark from 2006-2013. → Read More

Bottled water distribution continues in Newark. You can donate to help buy more.

Residents will be able to pick up bottled water at four locations this weekend as the city and state scramble to find answers on why two filters failed to reduce lead levels as expected. → Read More

'Hang in there,’ Murphy tells residents stuck with bottled water during Newark’s lead crisis

Gov. Phil Murphy joined Mayor Ras Baraka on Wednesday as officials still try to figure out why two filters meant to eliminate lead from the drinking water failed. → Read More

Filtered Newark water still had 4 times federal level for lead. Feds don’t know why.

The EPA said it switched out the filters in the second round of testing but lead levels remained high, eliminating the probably of a manufacturing error. → Read More

Bottled water handed out during Newark’s lead crisis was expired

Bottled water distributed by Newark on Monday and Tuesday was past its "best by" date of May 2019, residents said. City officials say water does not expire but new cases are on the way. → Read More

Frustrated Newark residents line up for bottled water in lead crisis

Hundreds of Newark residents lined up on Monday to get free bottled water after recent tests raised questions about the effectiveness of filters used to remove lead from the water. → Read More

We can’t keep buying water for Newark’s lead crisis. Feds need to step up, state says.

State officials wrote back to the EPA on Monday saying bottled water distribution in Newark was underway but that they needed prompt assistance from the federal government. → Read More

Newark’s handing out emergency water. What you need to know about the city’s lead crisis.

Newark officials said bottled water distribution will begin at 3 p.m. Monday at four city locations. → Read More

Feds say Newark needs to give out bottled water after lead crisis fix falls short

The Environmental Protection Agency told Newark city officials in a letter on Friday that residents should be drinking out of bottled water after recent lead testing results showed their water filters weren't working properly. → Read More

City wants it to be harder

Airbnb hosts don't have to ask their neighbors for permission, but they still have to get $250 permits. → Read More

‘What the hell is going on?’ Filters meant to help water crisis aren’t working.

The city of Newark announced on Saturday the two out of three filters intended to reduce lead levels failed to properly do so. → Read More

Feds are investigating mayor’s aide. City wants taxpayers to foot her legal bill.

The city of Orange agreed to pay the legal bills for an employee under investigation by the FBI. → Read More

History repeating itself for men busted on drug charges at rec center

Two of the 12 people charged for allegedly running a drug trafficking ring out of a Newark recreation center were previously incarcerated on similar charges. → Read More

We hired convicts to work with kids and it was our fault, city says

Three part-time Newark employees were charged for their role in a drug operation that allegedly ran out of a recreation center. → Read More

N.J. drug traffickers used city recreation center to ‘store and receive narcotics,’ feds say

The director of the rec center was allegedly one of the drug suppliers for the organization. A city spokesman says he's not the director. → Read More

High-end doesn’t even begin to describe this super-private gated community

Llewellyn Park in West Orange was the first known gated community in the country. It's rich with history but most people won't be able to see it. → Read More

Biden hits back at Booker, with aide calling Newark PD a ‘civil rights nightmare’

The former vice president criticized Booker's record as mayor of Newark. → Read More

Doc who exposed water crisis in Flint came to N.J. because he’s worried about kids’ safety

About 100 Newark residents attended a community meeting to learn about the effects of lead in the water as the city grapples with a now two-year crisis. → Read More